Photographer's Note

As soon as this girl saw me walking past her house with a camera she did her utmost to draw my attention and started posing, playing hide-and-seek and calling me back every time I tried to walk away. During our short encounter I took numerous photos and found it difficult to decide which of them to choose to upload here.

I found people in Lahic very approachable but above all extremely curious. No wonder, as most of the time I was the only tourist in the village apart from one other girl (also Polish, also travelling solo) who visited for one night.

I spent several days in Lahic and after the first two hours I had more friends there than I have in my own town. Every time I walked through the village every two minutes I had to stop to reply to the question "Kak Dyewa?" (Russian for "how are you", or more precisely "how are things") which usually served as an invitation to a much longer conversation.

Doing shopping at the local grocery was almost embarassing as for each item I purchased I would receive two free of charge. Because in Lahic I was not considered a tourist. I was a guest.

In WS a few more local characters.

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Additional Photos by Kasia Nowak (kasianowak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1597 W: 9 N: 3247] (16832)
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